One fence section is a great size for a display but it is too big to store or transport. We had a worker at Lowe’s cut the fence section in half. We then strapped the two sections to our Explorer and headed home to make the folding display.
The two fence pieces were lined up and screwed together using 3 (4″) galvanized hinges. Now the fence will fold for easy storage and for transport.
We wanted the fence to be free standing, so we devised braces to use on the sides of the fence. We cut two triangles from scrap 1/2” plywood, and utilized scrap 2×4’s to hold the fence vertically. The triangle’s base measures 34” and its height measures 17”. The bottom 2×4 piece is 7” and the top on 5 3/4”. Click on over to my blog post to see exactly how we made the braces. The link is at the bottom of this post.
Here’s a side view of the display. I’ve only used this for outdoor shows and for safety’s sake, tied the display to a tree to make sure the wind didn’t blow it over. If used indoors against a wall, the display wouldn’t need extra support.